Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Remains Undefeated On The East Coast With Davalos Victory2019-04-08 08:45
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos broke through for his first win since 2016, leading every lap inside Nissan Stadium. The victory also continued the team’s win-streak on the east coast and brought the team’s total wins this season to 10. Championship point’s leader Austin Forkner suffered a crash in practice that forced him to sit out of the night show, but still retains the championship lead by three points with two rounds remaining.
Knowing he was the team’s sole representation for the evening, Davalos stepped up and started the night off right collecting his first heat race win of the season. He found a confidence and speed that he was able to translate into the main.
When the gate dropped, Davalos came around the first turn in fifth, but quickly capitalize on a crash in front of him and took over the lead right before the end of the first lap. With a clear track, he was able to ride his own race and developed a gap of over 10 seconds at one point. When he saw the last lane leading to the finish, he slowed a bit seeing his first victory in almost two years and ended up winning by 3.5 seconds.
“I’ve been going through a lot these past few weeks trying to get some answers on why I’ve still been in pain in my neck and we were able to make some progress since Indy,” said Davalos. “Even though I still have a ways to go, it helped just enough to keep me competitive and get the win. I am really happy to be back on top, especially after a tough day for the team. I’m looking forward to a few more weeks off before finishing out the season.”
Forkner started the day finishing in the top spot of first timed qualifying. After going down in that practice he tried to ride the next and final practice, ending up third overall in qualifying. The team eventually made the decision that he would sit out of the night show and see the doctor on Monday to get a more detailed diagnosis and timeframe for returning.
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250SX Class Eastern Regional Event Results - Nashville, TN
Martin Davalos (Kawasaki)
Chase Sexton (Honda)
Justin Cooper (Yamaha)
Kyle Peters (Suzuki)
Brandon Hartranft (Yamaha)
Mitchell Oldenburg (Yamaha)
Kyle Cunningham (Honda)
Ryan Sipes (KTM)
MItchell Falk (KTM)
Alex Martin (Suzuki)
DNS - Austin Forkner (Kawasaki)
250SX Class Eastern Region Points Standings
Austin Forkner (Kawasaki), 151
Chase Sexton (Honda), 148
Justin Cooper (Yamaha), 144
Martin Davalos (Kawasaki), 115
Mitchell Oldenburg (Yamaha), 105
Alex Martin (Suzuki), 105
Brandon Hartranft (Yamaha), 100
Kyle Peters (Suzuki), 98
Kyle Cunningham (Honda), 97
Jordan Bailey (Husqvarna), 76
About Pro Circuit
Based in Corona, Calif., Pro Circuit Products, Inc. is a leader in off-road motorcycle and ATV exhausts and aftermarket performance parts. Started in 1978, Pro Circuit is the go to shop for recreational riders and professionals for everything from suspension work to complete engine packages and everything in between.
Created by former desert racer Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit proves its products and services week-in and week-out through its tagline “We Race.” Every product that dons the Pro Circuit stamp stems from the legendary Pro Circuit race team. A staple in the professional paddock, Pro Circuit Racing has earned 30 AMA championships and more than 250 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.
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